Most people refer to every form of live-action production as a movie; so, if you do so, know you’re not alone. I’ll try to explain what both of them are and how best to separate them.
What is a movie?
Better described as a feature film, a movie’s length ranges anything from 80 to 180 minutes, depending on the producer. A movie is typically shown at the cinemas upon its release. Examples in this category are Captain America: Civil War (2016), The Dark Knight (2008), Wonder Woman (2017), Justice League (2017), etc.
What is a TV show?
Easily referred to as season film or seasonal movie in this part of the world, films of these kind are produced for Television stations to be shown for viewers weekly enjoyment. Stories of these kinds are protracted and commonly run anything from eight episodes (for miniseries) to 24 episodes (for broadcast Tv series), with an episode running anything between 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the genre.
Many films we’ve become accustomed to in recent years belong to this category, examples are Game of Thrones, Legend of the Seeker, Prison Break, Smallville, 24, The Vampire Diaries, etc.
These days, TV shows have upped their game, production budgets have skyrocketed and TV executives have more faith in what shows. Here in Nigeria, we have media houses like Ebony Life TV and Rok Studios changing the dynamics of TV production.
I hope this helped.